Kids Thrive is Victoria’s leading arts and community development organisation committed to child-led social change.

For 10 years we have been fostering child-led community change in schools, health centres, libraries, community hubs - anywhere we can provide a creative environment where kids can thrive.

Our work equips kids with life-long skills, empowering them to identify and lead the change they want to see in their communities.




Our vision is for all children to thrive and be empowered to lead creative community change. We nourish connections between children and their local communities, develop children’s leadership skills, build their resilience and foster their capacity to drive positive change.

“It takes a village to raise a child, but through a child we can raise a village.”

Dr Andrea Lemon, Founder, Kids Thrive

Our people

Founders Dr Andrea Lemon and Andrea Rieniets each bring more than 30 years’ experience to Kids Thrive, to empower children to be creative catalysts for community change.

Meet the team.

What we do

Kids Thrive empowers children to identify the change they want to see in their communities. We help them achieve it by putting the tools in their hands to make it happen.

Current programs.

Who we work with

We work with many organisations to design and deliver our programs, across the philanthropic, government, community and education sectors

Latest news

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